A day after claiming that the BJP won’t cross double digits within the West Bengal assembly polls, election strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday challenged its leaders to mention on record that they will quit their positions if the party did not get 200 seats.
“BJP will struggle to cross double digits and can get but 100 seats in West Bengal . Will quit my work if they are doing ,” Kishor told PTI, reiterating his assessment.
He also clarified that if the saffron party does any better than what he has predicted, he would quit his work.
Kishor, who managed Narendra Modi’s successful campaign for prime ministership in 2014, has been roped in by TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee to spice up her party’s prospects within the West Bengal assembly polls likely in April-May next year.
On Monday, he tweeted that the BJP would struggle to cross double digits in West Bengal , setting off a war of words with BJP leaders on the microblogging website.
His remarks came after senior BJP leader and Union Minister Shah’s visit to West Bengal during which political heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari, nine MLAs and a TMC MP joined the saffron party.
Shah, considered the architect of the BJP’s resurgence in West Bengal , had asserted that his party will convert 200 seats within the upcoming polls.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, the party’s pointsman within the state, took a swipe at Kishor, saying the country will find yourself losing a poll strategist after the West Bengal elections.
“Given the continued BJP tsunami in Bengal, once the new government is made , the country will need to lose an election strategist,” Vijayvargiya quipped in Hindi on Twitter.